Dugard was 11 years old when she was kidnapped on June 10, 1991 in South Lake Tahoe.
Authorities said Dugard has been held in captivity for the past 18 years, by a convicted sex offender who kept her in his backyard compound sheltered in tents, sheds and outbuildings in Antioch, California.
Police have arrested Phillip Garrido, 58, who they say kept Dugard as a virtual slave and fathered two children by her. The children are ages 11 and 15.
Kidnapping, Rape Charges Filed
Garrido and his wife Nancy Garrido, 54, were charged with conspiracy and kidnapping. Garrido has also been charged with rape by force, lewd and lascivious acts with a minor and sexual penetration.
Garrido is on parole from a Nevada state prison on a conviction of rape by force or fear. He was paroled in 1999.
Dugard's ordeal began to come to an end after California parole officials received a report that Garrido was seen with two young children. They called him in for questioning.
Parole Officer Interviews Garrido
"The diligent questioning and follow-up by the parolee's agent of record led to Garrido revealing his kidnapping of the adult female," the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation said in a statement. "It was further revealed by Garrido that she was Jaycee Lee Dugard, and that the children were his."
Garrido brought Dugard and the two children to the parole meeting. He admitted kidnapping after meeting with his parole officer.
Dugard and her children were kept isolated behind Garrido's home.
"None of the children have ever been to school, they've never been to a doctor," El Dorado County Undersheriff Fred Kollar said. "They were kept in complete isolation in this compound, if you will. There was electricity from electrical cords, rudimentary outhouse, rudimentary shower, as if you were camping."
Reunited With Mother
Authorities said Dugard appeared to be in good health when she arrived at a San Francisco Bay area police station Thursday where she was reunited with her mother, who was "overjoyed" to find her daughter alive.
Also welcoming the news was Dugard's stepfather, Carl Probyn, the last person to see her before she disappeared and a longtime suspect in the case.
"It broke my marriage up. I've gone through hell, I mean I'm a suspect up until yesterday," Probyn told The Associated Press at his home in Orange, California.
"I have a million questions."
Missing: Jaycee Lee Dugard